Juniors and seniors of Lower
Naugatuck Valley high schools and their parents are invited to the 7th
Annual Teen Safe Driving Awareness Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4
at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby.
“Underage drinking and distracted
driving are main reasons for teenage driver car accidents, and the most
powerful tool against these risk factors is parents,” said Cathi Kellett of
Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach & Valley Parish Nurse Program.
This free program feature a talk by
Tim Hollister, who lost his teenage son to distracted driving, about parenting
teens through the dangers of driving. This event aims to engage teens and their
parents in an open conversation to encourage safe behaviors and decrease
questionable decisions in regards to driving, texting, drugs and alcohol.
Griffin Hospital will provide a
free dinner for all attendees. Participating students will receive free gift
cards for Dunkin Donuts and be entered into a grand prize drawing for prom
This event is free, but seating is
limited. Reservation are due by March 28 to Dee at 203-924-7614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide your name, phone number, town and number of guests.
The event is sponsored by The
Valley Community Foundation, Shelton Youth Service Bureau, Ansonia Youth
Service Bureau, Valley Parish Nurse Program, Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley
and The Alliance for Prevention & Wellness, and Griffin Hospital.